• Study Technician -Metabolism

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Cumberland
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  • Job Overview

    • Follows the laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing.
    • Operates laboratory equipment.
    • Recognizes deviations from expected results and follows up appropriately.
    • Processes and ships PK samples according to study specific instructions.
    • Performs phlebotomy as needed.
    • Participates in the collection of biological specimens. Evaluates and solves problems related to the collection and processing of specimens.
    • Facilitates the work flow through the laboratory to ensure completion of processing in a timely manner for all studies assigned to the site.
    • Maintains and cleans laboratory equipment.
    • Inventories reagents and supplies to ensure uninterrupted operations. Places orders for supplies to maintain adequate supplies at all times.
    • Attends initiation meetings, as required.
    • Performs process audits, as required.
    • Works with study team to ensure protocol specifications are followed.
    • Handles hazardous materials, reagents and chemicals in a safe manner in accordance to laboratory policy and procedure.
    • Washes laboratory glassware and maintains general laboratory cleanliness.
    • Completes special projects.
    • Supports and participates in Corporate and Department initiatives regarding quality system implementation, maintenance, and continuous quality improvement activities.
    • Operates and utilizes all communications systems available in the laboratory; telephones, copiers, facsimile machines and pagers, as required.
    • Assists in training other staff members in new procedures.


    • Associate’s Degree or equivalent preferred.


    • 2-3 years Animal/Clinical Laboratory experience.
    • Additional laboratory experience may be substituted for education requirements.


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